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The story of jazz in Montreal

Visites à pied gratuites !

An entertaining walking tour through downtown Montreal that tells the story of jazz and its connection to the city from the 1920s until the foundation of the Festival International de Jazz in 1980. You’ll see what has become of former clubs such as Rockhead’s Paradise, the Rising Sun and Chez Parée, clubs that greeted well-known and lesser-known jazz musicians from here and from afar.

The tour starts in front the old Windsor Station and ends at the Maison du Festival in the centre of the Festival's action. Certified guide, old photos and music recordings are all part of the tour!

Dates and times of tours:

Saturday, June 29th (French)
Sunday, June 30th (English)
Saturday, July 6th (English)
From 4 to 6 p.m.
Walking distance: 2,7 km
Meeting point:
In front of the Saint-Georges Church, 1001 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal.
Metro station: Bonaventure
End point of the tour:
Maison du Festival, 305 Ste. Catherine Street West
Price: Free!
Other dates of tours (charged): on request
Reservations required (20 places available per visit)